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Vol 42 No 9

Published 4th May 2001

Recamping out

Rwanda and Uganda must pay for their military involvement in Congo-Kinshasa by exclusion from the French-led peacekeeping programme, the Renforcement des Capacités Africaines de Maintien de la Paix. 'Recamp' is meant to promote peacekeeping in Africa by Africans, with equipment, training, technical back-up, transport and funding from outside. Its first exercise, in West Africa in 1996-98, involved soldiers from five Economic Community of West African States' members: Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal; and four donors sponsored it. The exercise in Gabon in 1998-2000 comprised eight participants and donors.

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